5 Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Your Easter Dinner Menu

Celebrate the holiday with fresh spring veggies

Bowl of mashed potatoes
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For a vegetarian or vegan Easter dinner menu, it is all about fresh spring vegetables. Carrots, greens, asparagus, artichokes, and anything else that is fresh, local, and in season will be the stars of your holiday table.

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    Vegan Couscous Salad

    Couscous salad
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    If you enjoy couscous, you'll love this easy vegetarian and vegan couscous salad recipe. Bursting with chickpeas, green onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers in a light lemon Dijon dressing, it is topped off with chopped fresh parsley. It's a perfect healthy start to your holiday meal. 

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    Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

    Artichoke sundried tomato pasta

    The Spruce

    Sometimes the simplest of foods are so nourishing and tasty that it's hard to believe they're made with just a few ingredients. The artichoke and sun-dried tomato pasta recipe with fresh basil combine to become far greater than the sum of its parts. It is an absolutely fantastic option for Easter.

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    Lentil Shepherd's Pie

    Vegetarian lentil shepherd's pie

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    Lentil shepherd's pie is healthier and lower in fat than traditional shepherd's pies. This dish uses lentils rather than meat and is a hearty addition to an Easter meal or an evening dinner at home. The top layer of seasoned mashed potatoes adds flavor and gives the dish its defining characteristic. 

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    Apple Mashed Potatoes

    Bowl of mashed potatoes
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    Apple mashed potatoes are a hearty side dish that will be a delightful addition to your Easter dinner table. The combination of apples and potatoes may seem odd at first, but the flavor is quite surprising and sure to please even picky family members.

    The recipe is vegetarian, though it can be made vegan. Use a dairy-free sour cream and your favorite vegan margarine and it should work out just fine.

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    Easy Bunny Cake

    Easter bunny cake

     Leah Maroney

    This charming easy bunny cake is one of the cutest ever. With paper cut-outs for ears, jelly beans for eyes, and coconut shavings for the fur, your kids will love it! Just make sure to use a vegan yellow cake as the base and a vegan cream cheese frosting.